The effects of anti inflammatory agents on skin tumour initiation and aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase

T. J. Slaga, A. Viaje, W. Bracken

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The effects of various clinically used anti inflammatory agents on mouse skin tumorigenesis and aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH) were investigated. Oxyphenbutazone, a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agent, inhibited 3 methylcholanthrene (MC) tumor initiation but was less effective than the steroidal anti inflammatory agent, dexamethasone. Oxyphenbutazone was not found to induce AHH activity in mouse epidermis, whereas Indomethacin and Seclazone had a slight inducing effect. When these agents were added directly to the in vitro AHH assay, they did not inhibit AHH activity. However, additional experiments have shown a decreased epidermally mediated covalent binding of MC to DNA in vitro when the epidermal homogenates were isolated from mice pretreated with either dexamethasone or oxyphenbutazone and MC at 3 or 12 hr before killing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-350
Number of pages14
JournalResearch Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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